A UNIQUE activity centre in the heart of Bolton has expressed its excitement at being able to return safely in the coming months.

Jump Xtreme Trampoline Park, in Trinity Retail Park just off St Peter’s Way, has announced it will be opening its doors again on May 17 after many months closed due to lockdown restrictions.

May 17 is the first date that indoor entertainment venues, such as cinemas and children’s play areas, as well as indoor adult group sports, can reopen as part of the lockdown-easing roadmap.

Indoor venues will still need to have restrictions and safety measures in place, such as hand sanitising and social distancing, however, Jump Xtreme bosses said they were still very much looking forward to welcoming back their customers again.

Many enquiries for bookings have already been made for when social distancing measures potentially come to an end on June 21 too.

Cliff Nicholls, a director at Jump Xtreme, said: “We have made lots of upgrades during lockdown that we are very excited for people to see again.“We’ve upgraded the lights, the sound system, the place looks brand new now.

“We managed quite well under previous lockdown measures when we were open, having a good pre-booking system in place. We were also helped by our exceptionally good ventilation system we put in place a few years ago that goes far beyond government guidance.

“What we’re most looking forward to having back is our children’s parties as we do an awful lot of them and it’s been great the amount of people who have enquired about them already.

“Our soft play area has only been open for 33 days since the start of the first lockdown with our trampolining section only open from July to October last year.

“It’s been frustrating beyond belief only being open this long and our industry has not received a great deal of help."